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at the obama campaign recently, particularly obama, used amazingly -- for today's world, sophisticated ways of deciding who is going to vote for what, when, where. >> host: professor, looking ten years from now, are we going to look back at the obama campaign and laugh at how simplistic? >> guest: yes, i believe that's true. we'll say this is a watershed, but compared to what's going on now, we say in 2020, that was baby steps. the kinds of things that people will be able to do with our data, we can't imagine right now -- we can but it will seem silly. the real interesting question is, if it's political, can they do stuff that even the government will say is not acceptable for regular markets? political speech. does date a marketing for politics considered political speech and so is offlimits to any kind of regulation? that's a question we have not resolved yet. >> host: what are the privacy implications. >> guest: it departments on what you mean by privacy. the real interesting question is americans have a hard time grappling with the notion of privacy bus it's very tough to understand wha
were here to be marking the closure of guantanamo. four years ago, when president obama came to office, he issued an executive order promising to close, within a year. that was absolutely the right thing to do. since then, the prisoners at guantanamo have been felled by the obama administration, by the ned states congress, by the majority of the mainstream media, and by the mainstream american public. when you look at what that means for the people in guantanamo that these failures have taken place, the most important fact that we need to be aware of on this day is that half of the prisoners, over half of the prisoners, had been cleared for release by a sober and responsible group government officials and lawyers. in their report that was issued three years ago, these were decisions that were made. in some cases almost four years ago, these are not people who are needed to be held because they pose a security risk or because they have ongoing intelligence value to the u.s., and yet they have not been released. the u.s. went from a very high level process -- in about half of these cases
organizer. you know, for years obama said i'm still a community organizer, just at the national level. well, this was the one qualification that i think obama brought to the administration if you can even call it , liquification. he was a community organizer. he was a darn good one. absolutely. he was known by his fellow community organizers as the masters of agitation. this is important because this is the essence of how he views the world. obama bucha into a community, and he would identify an enemy for that group, for that community and she would stoke their animosity, fuel let and really generate this thanks to come anger and even hatred to get and while everybody is all riled up hating some organization or person or whatever he focuses their attention on, she ran through his agenda. no discussion, no need for any debate or discourse, that was all based on distract everybody, get them focused on some entity and then ran through whenever he wanted. that is exactly what he has done at the national level. for the past four years, they're has been no philosophical back-and-forth. no dynamic
districts across the country. the coalition that elected president obama this year more than ever this democratic coalition is bunched into the metropolitan areas. the statistics that jumps out at me is this. in 1988 when michael dukakis got flattened in the presidential race he won over 800 counties nationally. this year getting re-elected by 5 million votes, barack obama won only 690 counties. the democrat vote is so tightly bunched into these areas, you have these wide swaths of district after district after district that do not look like the rest of america, that are not evolving like the rest of america but they're electing conservative republicans whose only fear is not being conservative enough in a primary in a district like that. >> ari, to nia-malika's point earlier, frank luntz talks about presentation and language, but it's about policy, isn't it? if you have got a presidential candidate who recommends self-deportation, if your favored television network insults asians, african-americans routinely, what do you expect immigrants to think of your party? >> i think that's
,000 for couples. >> jon: wow. republicans' crafty negotiating got obama to move from his $400,000 a year offer to the exact same thing. the important thing is we have a deal. taxes raised a bit but no sequester. we saved the lady. but we ourselves had tied to the track. >> the plan would also delay across-the-board spending cuts for defense and most federal agencies. but only for two months. kicking the can on tough decisions to reduce government spending >> jon: did i say save? i meant moved her a half mile further down the track. so these massive spending cuts will coincide with another debt ceiling battle. is there anything in this debacle that we can all agree on? >> house speaker john boehner had kind of a rough week here. the at a party folks not happy with the deal that he struck >> the president was able to get the speaker to undo everything he had promised he would do >> where are you? mr. speaker, we need leadership. >> tonight i am ashamed, shame on you, mr. speaker. >> jon: republican or democrat, senator or congressman, team edward or team jacob, everyone agrees john boehner sucks
until the camp is closed. >> today we're aware of 265 prisoners four years after obama got elected when he promised to close guantanamo after a year. >> reporter: protesters also nameed the names of the prisoners they say they want to remain people that the detainees need to be released or charged and put on trial. >>> the family of aaron schwartz who relatives say committed suicide yesterday say the government is partly to blame for his death. schwartz came up with the computer code https when he was just 17. schwartz family say it is u.s. attorney in massachusetts and mit pursued exemptionally harsh charges that could have sent him to prison for 30 years which the family claims contributed to his suicide. mit announced today he is probing an internal launch into their role in schwartz death. thousands of supporters have taken to the social networking site to provide links to academic papers regardless of whether they have permission. the protests is meant to be a virtual representation of schwartz beliefs and the availability and access of all information. >>> a recent study draws a
. >>> president obama says he is committed to overhauling immigration this year and that includes finding a path to citizenship for most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. currently, a bipartisan group of senators is working on a proposed bill with the goal of introducing immigration legislation by this march. today, the mayor of los angeles spoke about the need for immigration reform. >> if we bring these people, 11 million people from out of the dark, into the light, it's about a $1.5 trillion impact to the u.s. economy. >> for his part, president obama is expected to lay out a white house plan for immigration in the coming weeks, perhaps during next month's state of the union address. >>> former utah governor jon huntsman is promoting a problem- solving approach in congress, with his bipartisan movement that he calls no labels. >> it's a dysfunction of congress that's now becoming our nation's dysfunction. we're becoming disfigured in a sense, our economy is, because congress is so far behind in the game. >> we don't even know our colleagues in congress out of 435.
for president obama, a dignified elderly 92 year old woman named bernice opened the door in my get out the vote identification, identified her supporting equality. and she looked at me and she looked at my official obama pen that said lgbt for obama and she looked at me with tears in her eyes and she said, our time has really come, hasn't it? we both cried. that moment with bernice takes some of the pain of this day away. on this day i always feel a heightened affinity with my uncle for this was that night 34 years ago that i had to first reflect on my own conversations with harvey. anyone who has had conversations with harvey will know, you cannot get away easy. and he didn't let me as a teenager get away easy either. i had to reflect about the meaning of those conversations. it was a day that i had to look hard at what his love and guidance would mean to me that that was gone, that i could only think of the words and the conversations that we had. my uncle was moved by all extraordinary heroes of authenticity that he would see, particularly when it wasn't pretty or easy for them. that is in m
-1/2 war strategy under president obama. given cuts in recent years. >> if we sudply have a crisis in the gulf with iran, if we sudply face a nuclear issue, which forces us to deal with preventative strikes we have a different military spending profile again. >> the u.s. army is preparing to eliminate two of the eight brigades in europe and may cut eight more brigades overall, reducing the army by 80,000 troops. hagel endorsed deep nuclear cuts backing a report by the group global zero calling for 80% reduction in the u.s. nuclear weapons arsenal that could save $100 billion in ten years. >> the problem is if you are going to cut the nuclear forces, and the nuclear stockpile, you to mod earnize it. you have to be absolutely certain that the remaining weapons meet the need and fully reliable. >> karzai says he will secure immunity for the troops to allow them to stay after 2014. the small force proposed means the pentagon will likely have to rely on expensive security contractors. >> bret: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. thank you. still ahead -- why some of nation's toughest
obama faces the cameras bearing great news. 2013's going to be a good year he says as long as politics doesn't get in the way. >>> i'm s.e. cupp. let's see. it's going to be a real productive 2013. >>> i'm steve kornacki. a month since newtown and this afternoon vice president biden handed the president the wish list for gun control. former congress joe sustek takes his turn in "the cycle." >>> looks like a tough four years in washington. we're helping president obama break the second-term curse. >>> there's one more on envelope to open. who won the golden globes pool? spoiler alert, the answer coming in "the back spin." >>> tired words of president obama today as washington holds the nation up against another debt ceiling. >> it would be a self inflicted wound on the economy, it would slow down our growth. might tip us in to recession. and ironically, would probably increase our deficit. so to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> thank goodness. but next, news fl
says president obama. >> the difference between this year and 2011 is the fact that we have made $1.2 trillion in cuts. at the time i indicated that there were cuts that we can sensibly make that would not damage our economy. would not impede growth. >> in a statement, john boehner stood by the efforts to use the debt ceiling as leverage. the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing spending at the same time, he said. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real and so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. >> if you think about the first four years. >> hoary addressed concern that is the new cabinet lacks diversity. of the 16 cabinet positions, only two are women. recent appointments to posts have been white men. the president promised the diversity of his second term cabinet will meet that of his first. >> i would suggest that everybody wait until they have seen all my appointments. who is in the white house staff and who is in my cabinet before they rush to judgment. >> the president respond
girls killed in oakland. 18-year-old de on they powell is charged with two countsover murder and 20-year-old antonio edwards is charged with driving the get away car. >>> president obama is warning congress that time is running short to raise the nation's debt ceiling and that failing to act would be irresponsible. he made the comments this morning during the last press conference of his first term. the president said he wants to make it clear that raising the debt ceiling will not raise -- he warned that if congressional republicans fail to approve legislation to pay america's bills on time, everything from social security checks to veterans benefits could be delayed. >> last time they flirted with this delay our aaa credit rating was downgraded. our business have created the fewest jobs of any month in the past three years. and ironically the whole fiasco actually haded to the deaf -- actually added to the deficit. >> reporter: president obama is reviewing a list of proposals from joe biden about how to reduce gun violence. the two met earlier today to go over the vice president's reco
to help rescue him. >>> plus, the word came from the white house a short time ago, president obama is about to hold his first new conference of the new year. mornings on 2 begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm dave clark. >>> good morning. i'm tori campbell. gunfire at a birthday party capped off another violent weekend in oakland. four people were killed, 11 others wounded. ktvu's tara moriarty is in oakland this morning. she tells us the surge in violence has one city leader calling for a state of emergency. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning. the spike in violence did lead to a conference call early saturday morning between the police chief and the mayor. and now the vice mayor is calling for a state of emergency. larry reid says that he thinks that the city has basically gone out of control and he believes mutual aid funds from the state would definitely help the situation. now, the most recent shooting actually happened last night at a birthday party. people scattered and ran to neighbors' houses after someone entered the party and starte
, this is the year we have the historic moons lineup. gerri: obama in his second term. you say politically it is a great time. what do you believe should happen? should we get fannie mae and freddie mac out of the business of supporting the housing market? >> this is a multi-trillion dollars market. to say to get them out of the business is an extreme concept. gerri: why? >> we have to change the way they operate. the public companies with government support is not a good idea. taxpayers have too much at risk. but you can wind down the portfolio and keep them in a utility kind of role, providing a guarantee this week or last week, the consumer financial protection board put out rules. gerri: we reported on that extensively. i wanted to ask you about something you just said. he said he can't take out fannie mae or freddie mac but it seems to me if you don't, you run the same risk you had back in 2008 that alternately the government will be supporting mortgages that make absolutely no sense. >> for many years was the gold standard. high underwriting standards put out last week, very high qua
years, here's president obama with his arm against a republican, and someone will use that against a certain member of congress. so i don't think we can blame the president for his style. it's just another part of this terrible political gridlock we have. president obama is a warm and engaging man. he doesn't have the charm of a john f. kennedy or ronald reagan, but he's plenty friendly to everybody he meets, including reporters. >> he is, indeed. doug, thanks. i want to play some of the highlights from the presidential press conference. this is really what drove the conversation. it is all about the need for the government to pay our bills. >> to even entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. as the speaker said two years ago, and i'm quoting speaker boehner now, a financial disaster not only for us, but for the worldwide economy. so we've got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put ame
rescue attempt of a french hostage in somalia last week. president obama revealed that u.s. warplanes entered somali air space to support that rescue operation. no weapons were used, though. the french intelligent agent was held hostage for three years was apparently killed in the failed raid. >>> in russia, signs of anger against a new law banning americans from adopting russian children. thousands marched in moscow and other cities calling the new ban political game playing by russian president vladamir putin. the russian government has eased up on the band. last week, it announced that some adoptions already under way will be allowed to go forward. >>> people in the boston area lined up around the block this weekend for a flu shot. massachusetts and new york state have declared public health emergencies because of the spreading flu virus. doctors say even if you have to wait for a flu shot, it's well worth your time. >> the flu will still be around well into january and february and we'll see some cases in march. >> public health experts say an infected person can spread the flu vi
, but i would say that two things, first, it's very important that president obama and the secretary of defense have a trust relationship. they're going to go through some difficult times in the next few years. if senator hagel isotology take on a tfk of this magnitude and the president trusts him, i think those are two really important things because it not going to be an easy four years. >> and, general, finally mali, we have a situation now where the troops that we helped are now turning -- they've become islamic rebels. they're fighting against the regime. we are being asked to play some support role perhaps with drones and other roles for the french troops. >> i think we're going to find that the whole world, but particularly africa and the middle east are changing and they're going to keep changing. i think what america has to first do is do our homework. don't be surprised by these very, very complex situations as they evolve. don't be surprised that syria is extraordinarily complex. mali is complex and going to get worse. then we've got to look at each one both individually t
here to announce the closure of guantanamo. four years ago when president obama can into office and issued the executive order that we all remember promising to close guantanamo, that was absolutely the right thing to do. since then, the prisoners at guantanamo have sadly been filled by the obama administration and the united states congress and the courts and the majority of the mainstream media and by the american people. that is sadly the truth. when you look at what that means -- what is it mean for the people in guantanamo? the most important fact that we need to be aware of on this day is that have of the prisoners in guantanamo have been cleared for release from that prison by a very sober and responsible group of government officials and lawyers and all the government departments and intelligence agencies in a report that was issued three years ago. as moe put it, these are not people who needed to be held because they pose a security risk or because they have ongoing intelligence on the united states and yet they have not been released. united states went to a very high
talked at the beginning about presidential leadership and you worked in the obama white house for a year or so. the president has too deal with the debt ceiling. he wants to pass major immigration reform. >> absolutely. >> chris: do something about climate change. has he told you how much political capital he is willing to spend on what is going to be a very tough fight? >> i think that the president has demonstrated tremendous leadership on this issue. i think the country rallied around him and h his leadership because he really was a voice for the parents who lost a child. >> chris: has he told you how much -- >> and i see from his actions and we hear from the white house and we hear from the vice president that they are going to lay down political capital on the issue and i think the one thing i would say to those people like larry and others who said we can't do anything about these issues is that whether it comes from the background checks or dealing with high capacity magazines which was the issue in newtown we can take action and to say that we should do nothing really doesn't res
to give president obama comprehensive package of recommendations tomorrow. >> a 25-year-old man who raped a san francisco woman during a robbery is in custody this morning. the suspect is facing burglary and other charges. authorities say he forced his way into the resolution distance on saturday night as she was going in and a neighbor called 9-1-1. the suspect jumped off the balcony but was found hiding. >> a family is safe after flames destroyed the home. firefighters got the call before 3:30 about a house on fire. this is in unincorporateed san jose. when the firefighters got there all six people including the dog got out. the crews stayed on the scene for several hours looking for a hot spot. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news and here is a live look outside you can see the golden gate bridge with cars coming off the bridge into san francisco. it is cold. it is clear. and mike nicco, our meteorologist, will have the full forecast and we will have a traffic report including black ice ahead. >> police officers try to lift a taxi with their bear hands to s
of investors in foreign governments? i mean, even three years ago barack obama expressed concern about the long term debt and the confidence of people in the u.s. government. take a listen. >> there may be some tax provisions that can encourage businesses to hire sooner rather than sitting on the sidelines. so we're taking a look at those. i think it is important, though, to recognize that if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the us economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession. >> i remember that well. and at the time it was going on, i do occasionally find myself in meetings with very serious people myself. i guess i am personally one now and then. there was this widespread view among people, and not all of it venal, not all of it self-interested, that somehow things were hanging by a thread. that any day now we could have a run on u.s. government debt, which was wrong. but, okay, i can see how people could for a while have believed that. but a lot of time has gone by since then. and i h
obamas apartment assaulting her. >> offices of arrested 25 year old jovan jones saturday after they will call to the obamas telegraph hill apartment by neighbor. >> jones tried to escape by jumping off a balcony. >> he was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of rape, burglary, robbery and other charges. >> to santa rosa brothers are in custody after firing an assault rifle at home when they were thrown out from a party. >> the shooting was reported shortly before two yesterday morning from our lutztown court. >> police say eight and jeep drove into the area of firing at the house and then collided with a parked car. >> witnesses told police that the two were involved in the fight at the party and were asked to leave only to return 10 minutes later with an assault rifle. >> police later located the vehicle of choice to the apple valley lane apartment complex and arrested a lexus and his brother eduardo. the assault rifle was later found in a nearby shed. >> new informations surfacing about the body found at navato disposal and petaluma on friday. >> the man has been ident
that was increased with the end of the fiscal cliff talks that we had right at the beginning of the new year, tamron. so, president obama said, look, we have really cut a lot of spending. there's more that he would like to be able to do but that it would be ludicrous to suggest there's no spending cut over the last year and a half. >> let's play the president's answer to the question over who would be blamed if we actually see a shutdown. this is his answer a short time ago. >> i suspect that the american people would blame all of washington for not being able to get the act together. >> ta-da! blame everybody in that town excludeing you, of course, mark. but the reality of the situation is that it would be enough blame to go around. president bringing up medicare and social security, as well. being concerned of what do you cut and who ends up hurt in all of this? what's the likely next step given the reaction from speaker boehner and senator mitch mcconnell minutes after the president's remarks? >> tamron, i mean, most likely we have a brinksmanship and every type of issue there is. president obama
and hoods, the demonstrators called on president obama to uphold his now four-year old vow to close the prison. parallel rallies for guantanamo's closure israel the chicago, dallas, detroit, los angeles, miami, and london. 166 men remain locked up at the prison even though 86 of them have been cleared for release. a prominent immigrant rights activist has spoken out after her mother and brother were detained in a raid by federal immigration agents at their phoenix home. erika andiola, who has played a leading role in the undocumented youth movement, urged an end to the rates in a tearful recording. >> we need to do something. we need to stop separating families. this is happening to me, happening to families everywhere. [indiscernible] i need everybody to stop pretending like nothing is wrong, stop pretending that we're living normal lives because we're not. >> eric andiola's mother and brother were released on friday following a national outcry by activist groups. a spokesperson for immigration and customs enforcement has denied accusations the family was targeted for her activism.
, six years, even before he endorsed barack obama the first time, i would get attacked for associating with colin powell's very conservative with a small "c" realist approach that republican presidents followed for years. it was the weinberger doctrine. it was the reagan doctrine. it was the powell doctrine. and suddenly, it became the doctrine of lefties? >> colin powell is a self-identified republican and has been for many, many years. and with each passing year, with each passing election cycle, the republican party, too many within the republican party, try to further estrange him from the republican party platform, from much of what is said publicly by a lot of republicans. colin powell is also a guy who has the ability and the belief that a lot of republicans -- not a lot -- but too many republicans and too many democrats don't have, he has the ability and the belief to put country ahead of party. and that's unfortunately something that's passe in washington. >> the problem, leigh, though is there are, you know, we're here in new york. or washington or boston or l.a. and the conv
after the top of the hour. the election of barak obama guarantees four more years of government growth, many say. that's mostly due to the landmark health care legislation, the affordable care act. as the bureaucracy gets bigger, your coverage could actually get smaller? here to help us understand the new law, betsy mccoy, author of the book" beating observe observe." you've been an advocate of explaining what observe -- obamacare is all about. >> the book is actually a no spin, easy to understand guide for people who know nothing about health insurance or health care except what they've experienced themselves. but there are big changes ahead for everybody. for example, most americans get their health insurance at work, through their own employer or their spouse's employer. but they may be losing that coverage. >> gretchen: why? >> because the law requires, being in 2014, that employers with 50 or more full-time workers, provide coverage. not just any coverage. the government mandated one size fits all plan, which will cost about twice as much as what many employers currently offer. so
. are you in good hands? >>> one week away from president obama's second inaugural and all this week we're going to be looking back at great inaugural moments from the past. back in 1993 the 46-year-old bill clinton took the oath of office for the first time. he became the first baby boomer in the white house and told the country that change is not something to fear. >> when our founders boldly declared america's independence to the world and our purposes to the almighty, they knew that america to endure would have to change. not change for change sake, but change to preserve america's ideals, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless. each generation of americans must define what it means to be an american. >> well, bill clinton, who had a history of being long-winded, went on to deliver what aides said was the third shortest inaugural address in american history. we'll be right back. absorb calcium, caltrate's double the d. it now has more than any other brand to help maximize calcium absorption. so caltrate women can mo
york. >>> well, president obama says america is on its way to a good year when it comes to the economy. but there is a big if here. ali velshi has some thoughts. he's up next. >>> president obama says he won't negotiate any spending cuts with a gun held up to the head of the american people. from the cnn money newsroom, in new york, i'm ali velshi. this is your money. apple gets a bite taken out of its stock. toyota and gm are neck and neck again. first gold and now oil. california will be a prospector's dream again. and stocks are up, but should they be? first, president obama spoke with reporters today emphasizing his position that the debt ceiling is not a license to spend more. it is about paying bills that congress has already agreed to. he likened it to stiffing the waiter at a nice restaurant after gorging on a meal. >> you don't go out to dinner, and then, you know, eat all you want, and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. >> u.s. hit the debt ceiling on december 31st. the treasury is using so-called extraordinary measures to put off any
, my paycheck got smaller. obama promised to increase taxes on families raising less than $250,000 a year. why do i have $30 less in my paycheck, mr. president. the president and his fellow democrats aren't done yet. they now want to increase more tax revenue by limiting your deductions. joining me to talk about the impact of these new taxes. country singer john rich, half of the duo big and rich. inadventure and managing partner of chord buddy a guitar learning tool travis berry. president of products william marsh comes back to join us again. good to have all of you here. i want to start william with you and travis because right now you are running some businesses and you have got employees that got their checks and they said whoa, what did your employees say when they got their first checks and thought you had cut their wages? >> the first thing occurred to me when i came back to the company after the end of the year, my employees. they said our paycheck is wrong. something has gone wrong. it it's lower than it used to be. i said i don't know. i'm not sure what's happening.
president obama give or take. it could give or take half hour really, holding his first press conference of the new year. why now? joining us now is an editor at forbes. that's always the critical question, if you're a journalist, it is not who what when where why but why now? what say you? >> i think he's trying to basically beat the republicans to the punch to roll out a lot of platitudes about how both sides need to come together, that he's going to lead this -- them coming together to keep the federal government open, so that social security checks are mailed, basically it is a load of nonsense. you do not need to increase the debt ceiling to keep the federal government running. basically what would happen if they did not increase it is a washington that's never in history prioritized spending would be forced to do just that. social security checks would go out. the military would be funded. but maybe we would abolish some programs finally. so i think he's just trying to get ahead of the republicans. dagen: now, if it was going to be a pronouncement of platitude, though, john, he wou
to president obama this week. she expected to recommend reinstituting the assault rifle ban. one was passed in 1994 and expired 10 years later with its effectiveness still debated. universal background checks are required only when a gun is purchased at a retailer. new checks would close the so-called gun show loophole and go even further requiring a check for any private sale of a gun. and limiting magazine clips. some call it a war on amo banning high capacity clips, limiting them to perhaps 10 wounds. 10 rounds. top democratic law i can makers asking for them to suspend until it ends. >> assault rifles and magazine clips are falling off the shelves. >> ironically all of the talk caused a near stampeed of gun buying. people lined up around the block at this gun show in man manchester, new hampshire. another gun show drew protesters from both sides. >> this is an opportunity to stand up against gun violence. >> the vast, vast, vast majority of people use guns responsibly and legally. >> and a run on amo. >> there has been more demand. >> and it has left big gaps on the am ammunition locker
our country because every day of the year an average of 33 americans are murdered with guns. here's another way to think about what that means. one week from today president obama will take the oath of office for his second term. and unless we take action, during those four years some 48,000 americans will be killed with guns. >> mayor michael bloomberg speaking from baltimore, maryland, along with governor martin o'malley there as they introduce the summit on reducing gun violence in america. when we think about the numbers in just that small frame of reference that mayor bloomberg gave there, it really is eye opening. >> it is. and i think that that is why say that the appetite in the public is not waning. look at the numbers in chicago. look at the numbers in the many cities. and you combine that with the newtown. people are literally living under siege. and i think what we have allowed is the far right to define the argument, if you accept the premise you get to the wrong conclusion. their premises are this is not about people's right to have a gun. is that you have no right t
. there was a rehearsal parade along with a mock swearing in ceremony. president obama's second inauguration will be smaller than his historic first swearing in. turnout is expected to be between 600,000 to 800,000. that compares to 1.8 million people four years ago. they will be reporting live from the inauguration starting next sunday morning and continuing a live report on monday the 21st. >>> time is 4:48. the san jose sharks are back on the ice. hundreds of fans cheered as the team began training camp at their practice rink in san jose yesterday. the team is gearing up for a shortened 48 game season following a four month lock out that frustrated fans and players alike. >> i swear i wouldn't come back but i love the game so much here i am. >> i thought it was going to happen earlier but it didn't. however we got here now we can look forward to the season and get prepared. >> the team will have to get prepared pretty quickly. they have less than a week to practice before playing their regular season game. the sharks first game is sunday on january 20th. they will be playing the calgary
mentioned for many. for many years obviously there were no women in the cabinet. but it's not good enough. i think the obama administration is saying we are noticing you are not putting women in, i think is important. >> amanda, why didn't we see the same kind of reaction particularly from the right, you know, when bush was approximatelypresident? i found it kind of striking yesterday on "meet the press"that, you know, mike murphy and hailee barber were making shots. >> on diversity. >> exactly. it's just -- it kind of begs the question of credibility from the attackers. >> uh-huh. >> do you think it's a fair point? >> well, i think that -- i mean this may say a lot about the republican party but not as much as -- not as much as expected from the republican party when it comes to diversity. i think that hailee barber has accould the republican party is terrible b it comes to reaching out to women of color. it says a lot. president obama, himself, has held up the diversity of has cabinet as something sort of extraordinary. when you do that, you are setting you
down. you said 50% over five years, that is a 10% increase over five years each year. in none of premium increases the last 15 to 20 years. there is no significant actual increase. what we don't know is how the obama reforms on the cost side will bring costs down as more people come in to the system. there will be more unhealthy people in the system, a lot more healthy people in the system bringing more revenue for the insurance companies as well. we have to give reform time. this report was a little bit alarmist for the people in businesses right now. melissa: you are out in the field have in this exact experience. would you agree, cost going up between 65 to 100% over five years or even $3000 in the past four years, is that sort of what we can expect under any framework whatsoever, and we should be okay with that? >> the previous comments are completely false and we should stop convincing the american public about this charade that costs are going to go down. it really irks me that we continue to try to convince them otherwise. >> i didn't say they were going to go down. mel
, bank of america, citi group, and morgan stanley. the group ran up over 26% in the last year, and the estimates have come down considerably from sector to sector so this group, obviously, estimates trimmed to a certain extent. back to you. >> thank you, nicole. president obama addressed the nation on the looming debt ceiling warning a debt crisis could occur if congress does not raise the debt limit. rich edson is in washington, d.c. with the details. rich? >> both sides dug in, and president obama refuses to negotiate, congress should clear the way and put the responsibility squarely on congress. >> this is a matter of congress authorizes spending. they order me to spend. they tell me you need to fund our defense department at such and such a level. you need to send out social security checks. you need to make sure that you are paying to care for our veterans. they lay all of this out for me, and because they have the spending power, and so i am required by law to go ahead and pay these bills. >> the president did sign all of that in appropriations into law. the white house
of the reasons the american people gave me a second term was to take the tough decisions in the next four years that will carry our country through the next 50 years. we owe it to our country and to our people. chris: howard, everybody's talking about what kind of approach is obama going to take this second term. is he going to be conciliatory? or is he going to be mr. tough guy? >> he wants to get things done by being tough and even confrontation. in the first term he tried to change the tone of washington as the outcider, sort of by a combination of aloofness and steady thought. now it's in your face. and he's going to be that way with joe biden at his side. because this is how he validates his presidency. things like heal care have to be implemented. things like gun laws and so forth have to be passed. he's decided that the way to get it done is to confront the republican party which is in a weakened state right now. chris: if he hits them hard, charles krauthammer said he's doing this not just to get his goals achieved but to crack the other party. to force them to choose and take the subur
east and continue to project american power. do you view it that way? >> the first obama administration was also not an administration saying let's go find some place to bomb. neither, for that matter, was president bush's eight years. we fought the wards that we felt were necessary. president bush worked hard to try to solve other problems through diplomatic means. and so i think it's a little too stark to make this kind of characterization. i, as you well know, always believed that we should try to avoid war. we should be willing to talk to friends and willing to talk to enemies. and try to find a solution that's peaceful. but when do you find it is necessary to use military force, use it with a clear political objective in mind and use it for a decisive result. that's the kind of attitude that chuck haiglogical bring to the equation. we will be careful. he will give the president his best advice on the use or non-use of military force, how to solve the problem diplomatically. i'm sure he will be a great companion with mr.er can any that regard. it's a good team. i think it's a very,
that this week it is the two-year anniversary of the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords and in the wake of mass shootings in connecticut and in colorado, the obama administration is pushing for new gun safety laws. right here in california, several lawmakers have already introduced bills regulating firearms and ammunition sales. one of the latest to do so, assembly member nancy skinner of berkeley who sat down with me earlier to explain how her new bill would help curb gun violence. assembly member nancy skinner. thank you so much for joining us. >> glad to be here. >> just this week near bakersfield, california, taft high school, another shooting. what could your bill ab48 have done in that situation? >> well, the young man who did the shooting had a shotgun that he had to pump, so that's why few people were killed in that incident or shot. if he had used one of these conversion kits and turned his gun into something that could shoot lots of weapons fast, he would have killed many more people. our bill bans those conversion kits. >> ab48, what you are proposing, tell us briefly what yo
the fiscal cliff, i got a raise yet my paycheck got smaller. another one, says obama promised not to increase taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year. why do i have $30 less in my paycheck, mr. president. the president and his fellow democrats aren't done yet they now want to increase more tax revenue limiting your deductions joining me to talk about the impact of the new taxes, john rich, half the duo of big and rich. inventing partner of cord buddy, the guitar learning tool. and william marsh comes back to join us, good to have you here. [applause] >> okay. i want to start, william, if you and travis, right now you're running some businesses and you've got employees that got their checks and they said, whoa, what did your employees say when they got their first check and thought you had cut their wages? >> the first thing that occurred to me after i came back to the company after the end of the years, my employees said the paycheck is wrong, something's gone wrong, it's lower than it used be to be. i don't know, i'm not sure what happened. let me take a look at it. the reality e
years. a new article about king coal and he joins me now. reed, it's interesting. people will look at this and say, oh, this is just a reaction to president obama. and what i wanted to make sure people understood is this is something, it's more about as the environmental movement became more synonymous with the democratic party, and this is split. because coal workers are union guys. >> and this is part of a large shift that's happened a couple of times in. the unionization movement grew, labor became a huge force and democrats basically controlled west virginia and kentucky on and off. for the better part of the 20th century. then after bill clinton's administration, democrats came to rely more on environmentalists as a leg of their stool. the environmental movement grew and democrats became more of a coastal country, coastal party that is and the party has slipped over the last couple of decades. the republicans won the kentucky state senate in 2000. one of the few highlights was knocking off ben chandler in kentucky. >> republicans made gains in west virginia in their house dele
by terrorists for year. 17 terrorists and a french soldier reportedly killed, as well as the hostage. president obama telling congress in a letter that our military provided quote, limited technical support, and a number of american combat aircraft were in somalia air space for a short period of time. meanwhile, france calling an emergency meeting of the u.n. national security council to talk about their military action again al-qaeda affiliated terrorist ins western africa, as we get reports of the u.s. stepping in and providing the french military in that with communications, and transportation support. france, upping its military campaign in mali, hundreds of troops on the ground there as of yesterday. as french aircraft carry out air strikes, bombings, suspected terrorist camps and warehouses and islamic terror groups currently have control of a huge chunk of mali's northern territory and french leaders say action is needed to keep it from being the new hub of terror activity in north africa. new word from an airline who says their dreamliner aircraft is experienced repeated problems. japan
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